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CATEGORY: Cuban Missile Crisis
How the Death of a U.S. Air Force Pilot Prevented a Nuclear War
October 26, 2012

On October 27, 1962, U-2 pilot Rudolf Anderson Jr. was shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His death may have saved the lives of millions. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Cuban Missile Crisis
October 16, 2012

Explore 10 surprising facts about the moment when the Cold War turned red-hot. Read More